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Go Orange 2014
When: September 1-30, 2014

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Go Orange to End Hunger™ is a citywide effort to unite New Yorkers to become aware and engaged in the fight against hunger in our city, where 2.6 million New Yorkers struggle to put food on the table every day.



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Mission Engagement Tour, July 2014

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Food Bank For New York City hosted a Mission Engagement Tour on Tuesday, July 29th to raise awareness about our innovation approaches to closing the meal gap in New York City. Attendees went on a tour throughout the South Bronx with key Food Bank staff to visit our Bronx Distribution Center, a nearby member agency and a summer nutrition education program.



Toast & Jam, June 2014

toast & jam teaserFood Bank hosted Toast & Jam on Monday, June 2nd at the James Beard House for more than one hundred guests. The evening featured a menu prepared by Chef Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter Restaurant and remarks from President and CEO Margarette Purvis thanking supporters for joining Food Bank in the fight against hunger.



Mission Engagement Tour, May 2014
Mission Engagement Tour, May 2014

On May 16th, Food Bank hosted a Mission Engagement Tour to highlight our strategic approach to fighting hunger in high-needs communities. Guests included philanthropic, government, foundation, corporate leaders and new President’s Council members who visited Food Bank sites and member agencies throughout the South Bronx.


2014 Can Do Awards Dinner
2014 Can Do Awards Dinner

The 2014 Can Do Awards Dinner raised $2.1 million for the fight against hunger! Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Bank of America, and all of our corporate sponsors and partners.

See the highlights here.

Time Out For Hunger 2014

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On Sunday, March 30th, 2014, Time Out New York and Food Bank For New York City teamed up for the 11th annual Time Out For Hunger campaign!  Participating restaurants in the five boroughs donated 10% of their daily proceeds to Food Bank For New York City.



Top Chefs & Celebrities Join Food Bank For New York City to Prepare ‘Thanksgiving To Go’ Meals for the City’s Most Vulnerable Residents

kevin bacon thankgsiving 2013Food Bank For New York City’s Celebrity Ambassadors, Culinary Council members and other celebrity supporters were on hand to slice, dice, chop, prep, cook and pack Thanksgiving meals for distribution to the city’s most vulnerable, including children and seniors, as part of Food Bank’s ongoing commitment to put more resources into place for those with limited access to food.



Check-Out Hunger 2013

check-out_logoFight hunger while on line — the grocery line, that is. During this annual, citywide hunger-relief campaign, grocery shoppers can make a donation to Food Bank at the check-out of participating supermarkets throughout New York City.




Food Stamp Challenge

Food Stamp Challenge
For 1.9 million people in New York City, food stamps are a lifeline. And, if you are on food stamps, on average you have to get by on $1.50 per meal. Most of us spend more than that on our morning coffee.
Yet, as Congress rewrites the Farm Bill, food stamps are on the chopping block. Help raise awareness by living on a food stamp budget for one week — and sharing your experience online!

Hunger Crisis Forum: Women Taking Action for Women

Hunger Crisis Forum: Women Taking Action for Women
This breakfast forum brought together top women non-profit leaders to discuss how upcoming and potential SNAP cuts will affect their work and mission specifically and our communities in general.

Go Orange
When: September 2013
Go Orange
Did you know orange is the color of hunger awareness? Join Food Bank For New York City and Go Orange this September in honor of Hunger Action Month.

2013 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

2013 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival
Eat. Drink. End Hunger. Join Food Bank and your favorite celebrity chefs on a four day culinary adventure to help end hunger! Tickets go on sale Monday 6/24.

NYC's Conference on Hunger and Poverty

Location: The New York Marriott Marquis
Times Square
W. 46th Street & Broadway
NYC's Conference on Hunger and Poverty
On January 22, more than 400 members of Food Bank’s network of emergency food programs braved the snow and cold to attend NYC’s Conference on Hunger and Poverty at the New York Marriott Marquis for a day of learning and networking. The main message of the day was the need for anti-hunger agencies to focus on reducing the huge meal gap facing New York City in the wake of increased need and reduced federal assistance. Even with the robust support of nonprofits across the city, New Yorkers are missing more than 100 million meals each year.

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